Synopsis: Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.
Director(s): Tim Hill
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

You’re looking at

the many noble rabbits

who have served as

the Easter Bunny.

If you've ever

gotten a basket of candy

and colored eggs

on Easter morning,

you have them to thank.

Yes, even that guy.

See, every bunny dreams of holding the

title, but not just anyone can do it.

You have to be majestic.

You have to be dignified.

You have to be, well, a bunny.

Or, at least you did.

Hi. I'm Fred O'Hare,

the first human Easter Bunny.

Sounds insane, you say?

It'll make sense once you know

how it all went down.



Where are you?

Hi, Dad!


Oh! There you are.

Son! I was thinking.

You are getting so big, you're

practically a foot tall.

Over a foot,

if you count the ears.

I always

count the ears.

So, how would you like to

go to work with me today?

Would I?

That sounds awesome.

I said the same thing when my father

first took me to the factory.

I didn't use the word "awesome," but...

Down, please.

casting by Junie Lowry-Johnson,c.s.a.

Libby Goldstein.

Thank you. Go ahead, Son.

Take a look.


Look at all that candy.

Come on, come on.

See you.

This is so cool!

Oh, careful! E.B., welcome

to the Easter Factory.

This is where we make

all the candy and eggs

that I deliver to

the children of the world.

It's pretty impressive,

isn't it?

It's amazing, Dad!

I'm glad you like it, because

someday this will all be yours.


Now, come on, Son.

There's so much to see.

Daddy, what do you

call that thingamajig?

Ah, the Marshmallow

Chick Machine.

Loved them since

I was your age.

When your grand-dad,

the Easter Bunny before me,

took me on this

very same tour...


Hello, little bunny.

What are you doing?

We don't eat the candy.

We make the candy!

But I thought...


This is my second-in-command,


It's fine, Carlos. E.B. was, uh,

taste-testing.Isn't that right, Son?

Yup, I'm taste-testing.

It's great.

Oh, dear me. No, no.

Son, we're going to have

to work on your taste.

Carlos, too much marsh,

not enough mellow.

Exactly, seor, I was

just going to say that.

Phil! Too much marsh,

not enough mallow!

Phil! Phil!


Hi, boss.

No dancing on the job!

It's forbidden.

Yes, sir. I'm very bad.

I am so sorry, seor.

I will deal with this personally.

Yes. Easter is right

around the corner, Carlos.

There is no room for error.

Si, seor.

Remember this, E.B.,

we can't make any mistakes.

The entire world

is counting on us.

This seems hard, Dad.

And I don't know if I can do it.

Oh, come now.

Don't you worry, Son.

Yes, it's a big responsibility,

but you'll be ready.

You'll have to be.

Why, in a few years you will

pick up the Egg of Destiny

and receive the magical powers

of the Easter Bunny.

Now, let's move on.

Bye, Carlos.

Okay, ciao.

See you later.

Enjoy your life of privilege,

little bunny.

So, how are

my kids doing?

I had rehearsals for

the Easter play today.


They usually cast

a boy as Peter Cottontail,

but they made

an exception for me

on account of my

singing voice is so strong.

That's great, honey.

Sam, how about you?

Well, I'm up for

a big promotion at work.

Really? That's terrific.

Good to hear that two of my

kids are working so hard.

So, Fred. How did

that job interview go?

I don't know

about that place, Dad.

I just don't know if it's

really what I'm looking for.


Did they pay money?

Then it's exactly

what you've been looking for.

Well, that's just crass.

What are you nodding for?

"Dear Fred, as your mother

I have always loved you,

"and it hurts me

to have to tell you

"in this way,

but there comes a time

"when every young man must

grow up and leave the nest. "

You all prepared statements?

Fred, we're just doing this

because we love you, Son.

The Sadeki family

down the street went

through the same thing

with their son Jordy.

He just laid on the couch all

day watching court shows,

but then they had

an intervention,

and now he works in a pharmacy,

and has an apartment.

I don't really want

to work at a pharmacy, Mom.

Well, you need to do something.

You need to get a life.

You need to get a job

and you need to move out.

Especially that last one.

But I did move out.

And I had a job.

Is it my fault

the company downsized?

Fred, that was

over a year ago!

You have to get

back on the horse.

And you have so

much potential.

Thanks, Mom.

Sometimes I

think you adopted me

because Fred was

such a disappointment.


Alex, that is

a very hurtful statement.

You're not denying it.

Eat your dinner.

Mom, Dad, I'm trying, okay?

I go on job interviews. I had one today!

Yes, but it wasn't what you were

looking for. It's always something.

You didn't like the commute.

The parking lot was too far

away from the building.

The man in the cubicle

next to you smelled.

He smelled.


nothing is ever

good enough for you.

You don't want me

to settle, do you?

Settling is fine.

Dad, when I was a kid,

you said that when I grew up I

was going to do something great.

Yes. But now I'm telling you that

you should forget about "great,"

and settle for

getting any job.

We should have nudged you out

of the nest a long time ago.

Baby birds get a nudge.

Giant birds who never leave,

they get shoved.



Hello, Dad.

So, what do you think?

Uh, what did I...

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Cinco Paul

Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio are American screenwriters. They are primarily known for writing screenplays for animated films, including Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2, The Secret Life of Pets and Despicable Me 3. more…

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